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Merrill Scholars near and far honor their teachers, mentors

Thirty-five outstanding seniors were recognized as 2020 Merrill Presidential Scholars, an honor they share with the teachers and professors who inspired them and contributed to their academic development.

Alum’s ‘crazy idea’ helped launch craft beer revolution

Steve Hindy ’71, MAT ’73, Cornell's 2020 Entrepreneur of the Year, shared stories about his career as the co-founder of Brooklyn Brewery during “Beer and Business,” a virtual discussion and beer tasting hosted May 19 by Entrepreneurship at Cornell.

Senior seeks to honor mentor’s memory with cancer research

When biology major Brian Lee started Cornell in August 2016, he did not realize he wanted to research cancer and study medicine. With thanks to his mentor, he will.

Algal genome provides insights into first land plants

Cornell researchers have sequenced and analyzed the genome of a single-celled alga that belongs to the closest lineage to terrestrial plants and provides many clues to how aquatic plants first colonized land.

Engineering students’ book celebrates 27 inspiring alumnae

Three seniors and leaders of the Society of Women Engineers’ student section at Cornell have co-authored “Wall of Wonder: Cornell Women Leading the Way in Science, Technology and Engineering,” a book that spotlights 27 alumnae and is set to publish in June.

Cornell farm tractor gets clean, green biodiesel makeover

A week before Cornell's campus shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic, members of an engineering student group converted a university-owned diesel tractor into a clean, green farming machine.

Alum, WWII hero to be celebrated on Memorial Day

Once the “unknown soldier,” Hyman Josefson ’29, J.D. ’31, is celebrated in Petange, Luxembourg, as the first U.S. soldier to die for the liberation of that country. He will be featured in an online presentation on Memorial Day.

New study informing efforts to improve STEM retention

Knowing what to study and having the necessary skills to succeed are students’ main course-related concerns in introductory STEM classes, according to a new study co-led by Cornell researchers.

Senior tracks COVID-19 cases in Florida hometown

Dalton Price ’20, a bio major interested in infectious diseases who has past experience with the World Health Organization is working with his Florida hometown health department on COVID tracking and communication efforts.

Einaudi-funded Ph.D. students think globally, act remotely

This year, a new cohort of 16 Ph.D. students in the Einaudi-SSRC Dissertation Proposal Development Program must adapt to the obstacles brought on by the global pandemic.

Open Studio projects highlight innovation, problem-solving

Four student companies won Startup Awards at Cornell Tech’s first virtual Open Studio held May 15.

Global Big Day bird-watching event sets world record

Birdwatchers participating in Global Big Day, organized by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, set a world record on May 9 by documenting 2.1 million bird observations.

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